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Lucas Vorsterman (1595-1675), Engraver

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 40 portraits
At an early age, Vorsterman entered the studio of Peter Paul Rubens. Recognising his student's talent for engraving, Rubens tasked Vorsterman with creating plates based on his own designs. Vorsterman moved to England in 1623, where he remained until 1631. During this period, he engraved the portraits of King Charles I, Thomas Howard and William Cavendish. He was also commissioned by the king to engrave historical portraits of Sir Thomas More, the Duke of Norfolk and Erasmus. It was while he was in England that Vorsterman first encountered the great painter and designer, Anthony Van Dyck. The two artists later worked closely together on van Dyck's famous series of portrait engravings, Iconography.

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D24214

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24214

D24341

Hans Holbein the Younger

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D24341

D24946

Sir Thomas More

by Lucas Vorsterman
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24946

D28177

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, circa 1620-1628
NPG D28177

D18352

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, circa 1620s-1640s
NPG D18352

D20870

William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, circa 1620-1628
NPG D20870

D23968

Thomas Becket

by Lucas Vorsterman
line engraving, circa 1624-1630
NPG D23968

D26221

Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barbarini)

by Lucas Vorsterman
line engraving, 1624
NPG D26221

D32038

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32038

D32039

Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32039

D26261

Aloysius Contareno

possibly by Lucas Vorsterman
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26261

D26286

Nicolaus Claudius Fabricius

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26286

D26288

Constantine Huygens

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Jan Lievens
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26288

D26320

King Charles I

by Lucas Vorsterman
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D26320

D26491

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk and his wife Aletheia

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D26491

D26492

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 4th Earl of Surrey and 1st Earl of Norfolk

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D26492

D28269

Sir Anthony van Dyck

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28269

D28277

Gerard Seghers

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28277

D28282

Orazio Gentileschi

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28282

D28283

Orazio Gentileschi

by Lucas Vorsterman, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D28283

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